Poll: 10% of Asheville residents agree with Bothwell, Councilman Marc Hunt makes them want to puke, 80% who is Marc Hunt?
Jan14

Poll: 10% of Asheville residents agree with Bothwell, Councilman Marc Hunt makes them want to puke, 80% who is Marc Hunt?

ASHEVILLE- A new Fox News/Citizen Thymes poll reveals only a small number of Asheville residents agree with Asheville City Council member Cecil Bothwell’s claim that fellow Council member Marc Hunt makes him want to puke.   Fox News/Citizen Thymes took a random scientific and religious poll of 1,000 Asheville residents showing them a picture of Council member Marc Hunt’s face and whether the picture gave them the urge to vomit. Only 10 percent of respondents had the urge to puke after seeing Hunt’s face, while 80 percent of respondents had no idea who Hunt was.   “Who is that? Is he a professional wrestler?” asked Asheville resident Tom White.   “I could see how that cheese grin could make some people want to vomit, but I have a pretty strong stomach.”   The Citizen Times, the Citizen Thymes’ little sister publication, reported on an email Bothwell sent to Hunt in September following the City Council’s approval of the McKibbon Hotel Group’s proposal to build a hotel on Haywood Street near the Basilica of St. Lawrence. In the email Bothwell communicated to Hunt, “You make me want to puke.”   Asheville resident Becky Riggs agrees that the sight of Hunt makes her want to vomit.   “Oh God, don’t ask questions too loudly, yes the guy in the picture makes me want to vomit,” said Riggs.   “Everything makes me want to vomit right now. I think I had too much to drink last night. I’m never drinking again. Do you have any Advil?”   The next Asheville City Council meeting will be Tuesday, January 22.  The Citizen Thymes will have a reporter present to see if Bothwell actually vomits at the sight of Hunt.   An anonymous source says there will be a vomit bucket on hand at the meeting if Bothwell does blow chunks.   Does City Council member Marc Hunt make you want to puke?   Let us know in the...

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Asheville named No. 10 ‘sharp city’ by Reader’s Digest, City Council purchases Edge of Glory knife sharpeners to boost ranking
Oct08

Asheville named No. 10 ‘sharp city’ by Reader’s Digest, City Council purchases Edge of Glory knife sharpeners to boost ranking

ASHEVILLE- Asheville is sharp, but not razor sharp, at least not yet.   Reader’s Digest named Asheville No. 10 in it’s list of the Top 10 “Sharpest Cities” in the nation this past week. Asheville placed behind other cities such as San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland.   But the Asheville City Council believes being crowned the No. 1 sharpest city is within reach. The City Council’s goal of being No. 1, lead the Council to purchase 42,229 Edge of Glory knife sharpener sets over the weekend.   “We did the research and found Asheville citizen’s knives are sharp, but not as sharp as they could be,” said Marc Hunt, City Councilman.   “So we just bought enough knife sharpeners for every citizen. If every Asheville resident has sharp knives, that has to guarantee us the title of Sharp City USA, right?”   The Council’s purchase of knife sharpeners will cost taxpayers $464,096.71, plus shipping and handling. Each knife sharpener set, which costs $10.99 each, comes with two Edge of Glory knife sharpeners and a set of three knives.   “Asheville should be proud of the Council’s decision, because we had to act fast to get such a good deal,” said Hunt.   “We were watching the Edge of Glory commercial and we’re a little timid about buying a single knife sharpener for $10.99. But then the commercial host said, ‘We are not done yet, call now and you get a 3 piece knife set, a $20.00 value, free with your order. But wait there’s more, order now and we will double your order, two Edge of Glory knife sharpeners for the price of one.’ It was too good of a deal to ignore and like the commercial said we had to order now.”   The City Council will start dispersing the 84,458 Edge of Glory knife sharpeners to residents the first week of December as an early Christmas present. Every city resident will receive an Edge of Glory knife sharpener, no matter the individual’s religious affiliation.   The Council hopes the title of Sharp City USA will attract new visitors to Asheville the same way Beer City USA has attracted craft beer lovers from all over the country to Asheville.   “I think knife sharpening could be a real big draw for tourists,” said Hunt.   “We could have knife sharpening tours, where tourists tour local homes and learn about the different ways people use sharp knives in this town. Not everybody uses the knives for food, you know? We also could have knife-sharpening tests. The Edge of Glory commercial used an Edge of Glory to sharpen a credit...

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